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Pa. slots revenue continued decline in March

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 03 2013 09:42:52 AM CDT
HARRISBURG, Pa. -

State gambling regulators say gross revenue from slot machines at Pennsylvania's 11 casinos was down slightly in March compared to the same month last year, although it still amounted to the second-highest monthly take on record.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Tuesday reported $229.3 million in gross revenue from slots in March, down from $233.1 million from March 2012.

The monthly drop is another sign slots growth is leveling off, especially because the state's 11th casino to open, Valley Forge Casino Resort, was only open for one day last March.

The other 10 casinos recorded a four percent drop.

The state's first casino opened in 2006 and the industry has seen rapid growth in Pennsylvania, which has emerged as the nation's second-largest gambling market behind Las Vegas.